\ ˈrü-mē, ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Definition of roomy 

1 : having ample room : spacious
2 of a female mammal : having a large or well-proportioned body suited for breeding

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Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

Examples of roomy in a Sentence

a small car that's surprisingly roomy inside

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With the MDX Sport Hybrid, Acura has succeeded in building a comfortable and roomy mid-size SUV. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid," 13 Dec. 2018 This helps to slightly reduce the Accord's overall exterior profile, while maintaining a roomy interior. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 The result is a boxy, roomy camper that can fit a crowd for entertaining or a family for sleep. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Remote-controlled camper trailer pops up in 30 seconds," 19 Oct. 2018 Despite a drop in popularity, minivans are roomy and versatile, and may just be perfect autonomous vehicles. Michael Laris, The Seattle Times, "Are minivans the future face of self-driving cars?," 9 Oct. 2018 That’s a slightly roomier boot drive with enough capacity for some key documents (or half a game). Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Replace your slow hard drive with these $25 SSDs," 20 Sep. 2018 The pockets are roomy, the bag is lightweight and comfortable, the zippers are logically arranged and sturdy, and the design works with jeans and a t-shirt or a button down and a blazer. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "The Pro Executive Laptop Backpack is a backpack for adults," 19 Aug. 2018 The front seat area is roomy with good headroom of 39 inches, even with the panoramic roof, and no complicating sightlines. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volvo XC40: Small but packed with innovation," 27 Apr. 2018 When a crate is too roomy, pups often sleep on one side and eliminate on the other, explains Travis Brorsen, a celebrity dog trainer. Good Housekeeping, "4 Smart Fixes for Your Biggest Puppy Potty Training Problems," 22 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of roomy

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of roomy was in 1581

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English Language Learners Definition of roomy

: having plenty of space or room


\ ˈrü-mē, ˈru̇-\
roomier; roomiest

Kids Definition of roomy

: spacious The house has roomy closets.

Other Words from roomy

roominess noun

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